thinking about what you post, who can see it and who then owns it has never been more important, as the details and content shared on socials could show up in search algorithms for years to come
rewind is a safer way for older kids to engage and share content with each other, as there is no chat function and their profiles and timelines are not visible to others or discoverable online
… although you can link their accounts to your own for visibility
“When I became a parent, I couldn’t believe how many photos and videos we were taking. There were so many cute and funny moments, we wanted to capture every one, but didn’t want to have my phone out all the time. I also didn’t want to post pictures to social media and create a very public, digital history that our daughter might not want when she grows up. It’s her personal content and data, she should be in control of who sees it and also, who owns it. There are plenty of baby album and photo-only apps out there, but lots of funny moments just happen and aren’t captured with photos, so I started recording short voice notes afterwards to create priceless memories for her future” – Jon, parent and founder
tip : declutter by taking and uploading photos of their ‘fridge art’ and countless scribbles to rewind
… and then throwing away what you don’t want to keep, when they’re not looking !
child profiles will need their own email address (eg. firstname.lastname@example.org), as that’s how friends and family safely connect to share memories with each other and also so their profiles can be separated when they’re old enough to start adding and sharing their own memories, right into adulthood. until then, you manage their timeline and help build their very own private digital life story